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Cats Don't Dance (1997)

Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny (voice)
... Sawyer (voice)
... Sawyer (singing voice)
... Darla Dimple (voice)
... Darla Dimple (singing voice)
... Tillie Hippo (voice)
... Woolie Mammoth (voice)
... L.B. Mammoth (voice)
... Flanigan (voice)
... Frances (voice)
... Cranston (voice)
Matthew Herried ... Pudge the Penguin (voice)
... T.W. Turtle (voice)
Rick Logan ... T. W. Turtle (singing voice)
... Farley Wink (voice)
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Storyline

Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

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26 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A macskák nem táncolnak  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,212,189, 30 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,562,749, 30 May 1997
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Animator Lauren Faust, Nancy Giles was originally cast as the speaking voice of Sawyer, and many scenes were animated to her performance. Jasmine Guy replaced Giles when the project was ninety percent complete. The original voice for the character was much deeper, resulting in a noticeable contrast between Sawyer's final speaking voice (Jasmine Guy) and singing voice (Natalie Cole). See more »

Goofs

The Lil' Ark Angel premiere is being projected on a 1.85:1 screen, even though the film was shot and released in the late 1930s, and all films at that point were shot in Academy Ratio (1.37:1). See more »

Quotes

Pudge the Penguin: I would have slugged that big lug Max for you, but I didn't want to hurt the guy.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, movie posters of the animals in different movies like the Witches of Eastwick or Singin' in the Rain appear. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Boat On The Sea
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Lindsay Ridgeway and Scott Bakula
Arranged by Steve Goldstein
Produced by Randy Newman and Steve Goldstein
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A brilliant change of pace
21 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

This film does what few animated musicals attempt but fail to accomplish. The energy and feeling of an old silver screen musical. Gene Kelly would be proud.

The animation is quite the throwback to the Chuck Jones era of cartoons. The city is wonderfully drawn and given a slight art deco feel. The voice acting is spot on for all of the characters and the singing talent is some of the best. Randy Newman does a wonderful job of scoring this film. His musical arrangements are upbeat and fun when need be and pull at your heart's strings at the right time.

It's quite sad that this film was brushed under the carpet by Warner Bros. The lack of popularity, besides not being a Disney movie, could also be due to the fact that the story deals with a subject that not many kids are familiar with, Racism. But the older audience will really appreciate this movie on a whole different level.

Cats Don't Dance was a film that was destined to fail but at the same time left to be one of the best animations of our time.


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